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Islands of Peace – Casualties of War, a Pan-Pacific Discussion

April 17, 2013  

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Toxic “Rainbow” across the Pacific: New Information Revealed About Agent Orange

August 10, 2012  

Today is the 67th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki.  Rebecca Solnit wrote on Facebook: In 1995 a woman who survived the bombing of Nagasaki (67 years ago today) came to San Francisco... 

Military “pivot” in the Pacific, “Shadow wars” in Africa, “Lily Pads” and Drones

July 31, 2012  

Last year, U.S. Congress required that a study of the basing options be done before any further funding for the Guam military buildup would be authorized.  The Center for Strategic and International... 

Was Kalaeloa / Barbers Point land banked for possible military return?

May 14, 2012  

The U.S. decision to disperse 9000 Marines from Okinawa to various locations around the Pacific, including 2700 to Hawaiʻi is generating much anxiety and opposition from affected communities as well as... 

Feffer: Small Step Forward in Resolving Okinawa Base Impasse

May 9, 2012  

John Feffer, the editor of Foreign Policy In Focus and a leader with the Network for Okinawa has written an excellent article “Small Step Forward in Resolving Okinawa Base Impasse” (May 3,... 

Navy renames Hawaii Superferries “USNS Guam” and “USNS Puerto Rico”

May 9, 2012  

Recently, we reported that the two repossessed Hawaii Superferry ships will be deployed to Okinawa as part of the Navy sea lift fleet.  But now it gets wierder.  The Navy just announced that the ships... 

Military rethinking location of Guam Marine base

May 8, 2012  

With the U.S. changing its distribution of troops moving from Okinawa, Hawai’i is expected to get up to 2700 Marines, while Guam will get less than originally projected.   USA Today Reported that... 

Hawaii Superferries moving to Okinawa

May 1, 2012  

The Hawaii Free Press (a right wing blog that I generally detest) published a press release from Seaward Services “Hawaii Superferry Heading to Okinawa” (March 19, 2012): Seaward Services (SSI),... 

9000 Marines to move off Okinawa to Hawaiʻi, Guam, Australia, etc.

May 1, 2012  

As reported in the Washington Post, the Obama administration announced that the U.S. will move 9000 Marines off Okinawa to other locations in the Pacific. While this may have sidestepped a politically... 

U.S. military reductions in Okinawa adds up to more militarization of Hawai’i

February 22, 2012  

Despite much bellyaching from the Pentagon about having to go on a diet, President Obama himself stated, “Over the next 10 years, the growth in the defense budget will slow, but the fact of the... 

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